For decades, boxing observers attempted to pin a Best Pound-For-Pound Fighter label on one boxer. Whether it was Tyson in his heyday, Roy Jones in numerous weight classes, or the Pacquiao vs Mayweather debate, fans wanted to pick one fighter as the best. It’s the same for MMA, with even more heated debate as the UFC now dwarfs boxing in popularity.
It seems that Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier are on a collision course once again. The two will now meet in the main event of UFC 200 after their originally scheduled bout at UFC 197 was cancelled due to Cormier sustaining an injury.
Rafael dos Anjos will aim to defend his UFC Lightweight Championship for a second time when he faces off against former Bellator Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez on July 7. The two fighters will headline a UFC Fight Pass event; the first time a male championship title fight will be held on their exclusive streaming service.
RDA sees himself open as an overwhelming -400 favorite with Alvarez coming back at +300 per Bovada.
The world of MMA is so full of hyperbole that it’s become commonplace, but UFC 198 is legitimately one of the best-looking cards the company has ever put on. A who’s who of MMA superstars are set to take to the Octagon in Curitiba, Brazil this weekend.
The show will feature Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic clashing for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. The co-main event features two elite middleweight fighters who excel at different aspects as Jacare Souza will face Vitor Belfort.
Fabricio Werdum is set to defend his undisputed UFC Heavyweight title for the first time in front of his home crown in Curitiba, Brazil at UFC 198. Werdum will face Stipe Miocic who is coming off two consecutive stoppage finishes including a 0:54 victory against Andrei Arlovski.
Despite facing a stellar boxer and finisher, I fully expect Fabricio Werdum to defend his belt at UFC 198. And if you need any convincing, here is why I think we will end the show hearing "And still."
Stipe Miocic will step into the Octagon Saturday night at UFC 198 as a +130 underdog and attempt to become the fourth man in four and a half years to win the UFC Heavyweight Title. Since a close decision loss to Junior dos Santos at the end of 2014, he’s TKO’d Mark Hunt and Andrei Arlovski to put himself in the position to challenge for the title.
Here’s why I think we hear Bruce Bruffer say the words “And new” at the conclusion of the fight:
An event the magnitude of UFC 198 can’t be limited to simple moneyline bets. Tons of props have been released for the UFC’s biggest event in Brazil. Here we take a look at the method of victory props and which ones could be worth a look.
A cidade de Curitiba promete entrar para a história no dia 14 de maio, quando a Arena da Baixada se tornará o primeiro estádio brasileiro a receber uma edição do maior torneio de MMA do mundo. O UFC 198 trará algumas das maiores estrelas nacionais do esporte e terá Fabricio Werdum colocando o seu cinturão dos pesados em jogo diante de americano de origem croata Stipe Miocic na luta principal da noite.
The co-main event for UFC 198 – possibly the biggest card card in Brazil’s history – will feature a middleweight bout with massive title implications. Submission specialist Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza will square off against knockout artist Vitor Belfort with the winner in prime position to get a shot at the 185 lbs title.
Jacare opened as a massive -305 favorite for the fight with Belfort coming back at +235 at Bovada.
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